north flank, Likhoele Mountain (UCL) (Jurassic to of Lesotho)

Also known as Lesothosaurus type

Where: Mafeteng, Lesotho (29.9° S, 27.3° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° S, 1.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Elliot Formation), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• "Upper Triassic Red Beds of the Stormberg Series" = "Red Beds" of upper Elliot Fm.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, ferruginous, black, gray, red, calcareous sandstone

• "The matrix is a tough medium-grained sandstone of bright red colour. The bones are preserved in grey or white calcareous material which is usually stained black, brown, or red...Each bone is enclosed within a coat of reddish-black ferruginous material."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by K. A. Kermack & Mussett in 1963-1964

Collection methods: quarrying, chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. A. Thulborn. 1970. The skull of Fabrosaurus australis, a Triassic ornithischian dinosaur. Palaeontology 13(3):414-432 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28570: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.02.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ornithischia - Fabrosauridae
Fabrosauridae indet.2 Galton 1972 ornithischian
 Neornithischia -
Lesothosaurus diagnosticus n. gen. n. sp.1 Galton 1978 ornithischian